Pay-television broadcaster Eleven Sports bolstered its Belgian sports portfolio last month, buying rights to Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga ahead of carriage negotiations.
Competition between sports-rights agencies has helped Spain’s LaLiga grow the value of its media rights in several new deals across Europe.
Uefa increased the value of Champions League media rights in Belgium by about 31 per cent last month, while the Europa League grew in value by about 19 per cent.
DB Video will extend its contract for media rights to Belgium’s top-tier basketball league for a further season despite losing money on the current deal, TV Sports Markets understands.
Formula One Management this month extended a deal with Telenet for Flemish-language rights in Belgium, earning a decent rights-fee increase.
Introducing a professional format from 2016-17 and reducing its number of clubs has helped the Belgian second-tier football league more than double the value of its media rights.
Mike Kiernan, analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, examines television audiences for the 2015 Tour de France
Uefa is set to secure a decent increase in total rights fees for its Champions League and Europa League club competitions in the Greek market.
Global channel syndicator Fox International Channels is no longer planning to launch its sports channels in Belgium, TV Sports Markets understands.
Mike Kiernan, Analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, looks at audiences in key European markets for the 2014 Tour de France
The MP & Silva agency agreed deals for highlights and clips rights to the Belgian Pro League late last month, taking it towards breakeven on the property.
MP & Silva needs new buyers to emerge for Belgian league rights
Belgian Pro League says that MP & Silva was the 'only realistic bidder' for its rights
Interview with Ludwig Sneyers, chief executive of the Belgian Pro League, on the league’s agreement for the MP & Silva agency to advise it on media-rights deals